I know I know – you’re thinking nothing can truly replace the good old fashioned mashed potatoes and I used to think the same – until I tried this variation of mashed cauliflower and have been forever switched!!!
WHAT YOU NEED*:
- 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2-3 gloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup coconut cream**
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup chicken broth ***
- 1 TBS minced fresh parsley (optional)
*NOTE: The Whole 30 cookbook also included 2 TBS ghee or clarified butter. I omitted and there was still plenty of flavor and the consistency was perfect which I attribute to the coconut cream!
**To get “coconut cream” simply place a can of coconut milk in the fridge for 1-2 hours and allow the water and fat to separate. Open the can and scoop out the “coconut cream” that has risen to the top”. But trust me – you don’t want to waste the coconut water that remains. Its AMAZING in a superfood SHAKEO!!!
***You can use more or less chicken broth depending on your consistency preference. Add more chicken broth if you like it extra creamy or keep the chicken broth to just a tablespoon or so if you prefer it really thick.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower florets and garlic and simmer until the florets are fork tender, about 10 minutes.
- Drain the cauliflower and transfer to food processor or blender.
- Add coconut cream, ghee (if using), salt and pepper and pulse/blend until the cauliflower begins to turn smooth in consistency. Add the chicken broth, 1 TBS at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
- Add parsley and continue blending until completely smooth, serve warm.
We found this the perfect mashed potato substitute and compliment to grilled chicken.
I preferred it smooth liked my mama’s mashed potatoes vs. chunky. If you like a thicker, chunkier consistency – consider using a hand masher.
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